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A short list of the players who showed up big when the postseason arrived

CAL QB JARED GOFF vs. Air Force(Armed Forces Bowl)

Goff ended his stellar college career on a high note and made a strong final impression on NFL scouts by completing 25 of 37 passes for 467 yards and six touchdowns.

Baylor RB JOHNNY JEFFERSON vs. North Carolina(Russell Athletic Bowl)

The Bears were missing their leading rusher, top two quarterbacks and Biletnikoff Award--winning receiver, but Jefferson made up the difference, running for 299 yards and three touchdowns.

Stanford RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY vs. Iowa(Rose Bowl)

McCaffrey (above) scored the first of his two touchdowns on Stanford's first play from scrimmage—a 75-yard reception—and proceeded to break the Rose Bowl record for all-purpose yards.

Louisville QB LAMAR JACKSON vs. Texas A&M(Music City Bowl)

The true freshman carved up the Aggies for 227 yards and two touchdowns while running for 226 yards and another two scores.

TCU QB BRAM KOHLHAUSEN vs. Oregon(Alamo Bowl)

Stepping in for Trevone Boykin, who was suspended after an altercation at a bar, Kohlhausen accounted for 396 total yards and four TDs to overcome a 31-point deficit and win in triple overtime.